An Appeal to the conscience of every Pakistani!

May 17, 2009 at 9:44 pm 12 comments

I spent yesterday afternoon with a group of young people who are extremely concerned about the hundreds of thousands of people who have been forced from their homes in Swat. They are confused about why people are not coming out in huge numbers to provide relief and assistance the way they did during the 2005 earthquake. Is it because we have become immune to tragedy and suffering? Is it because we do not realize the scope of the tragedy? Or is it simply because we are in a state of denial and confusion?

We had got together to discuss and plan the P@SHA Relief effort – to figure out how we could offer the maximum amount of assistance to the men, women and children who are affected by the action taking place in Swat. Having worked out the logistics and some basic plans on the way forward, we realized that this had to be more than a one-off exercise. The effort had to be sustained for the next 3-4 months until our friends from Swat were again settled in their homes and were able to get back to their normal lives. It was then that we decided that perhaps it was time to wake up those who are not yet involved in the relief effort.

Here is a video of Ammar Yassir, Mohammad Nawaz, Syed Talha Izhar, Fariha Akhtar, Jamal Ashiqain and Muneer Usman making an appeal to each and every Pakistani to become a part of the mission to offer relief and assistance to the people of Swat.

Hear their voices. Listen to their pleas. Get involved! It is time to wake up and take action.

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  • An Appeal to the conscience of every Pakistani!…

    I spent yesterday afternoon with a group of young people who …

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  • 2. Asim  |  May 17, 2009 at 10:22 pm

    Geo Kids!😀

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  • 3. Syed Talha Izhar  |  May 17, 2009 at 10:29 pm

    @Asim: Yes…They made a difference too…🙂

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  • 6. Bilal Zeb  |  May 18, 2009 at 2:27 am

    Nice vedio.. All we need to contribute to IDPs.

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  • 7. д§mд  |  May 18, 2009 at 2:55 pm

    🙂

    Hope the cause been realized

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  • 8. Abdulrahman Rafiq  |  May 18, 2009 at 3:28 pm

    This video is very encouraging. We need a united effort to support the refugees . Pls visit http:sarelief.com and pledge your support .

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  • 9. Uni  |  May 18, 2009 at 10:39 pm

    I don’t know how to (how to get involved).. seriously. I donated, yeah (big deal – I’m not rich).

    And when I blog about stuff, I get comments like..Hey, you’re sitting in your “comfortable living room – thinking that you’re doing your bit – Have you ever BEEN in a warzone?”
    😦

    I know for sure I can’t go myself and volunteer in those places physically because of my obligations at home, but what perplexes me, is that even online attempts are being belittled.

    That’s the thing see, I badly want to help. But I don’t know how.

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  • 10. Syed Talha Izhar  |  May 19, 2009 at 1:45 pm

    @Uni: Which city are you from?? If you cant go there physically you can do efforts locally. If you can tell your city maybe there is someone any of us knows who is already working and you can linkup with him.

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  • 12. Help IDPs in Pakistan - An Appeal - Random musings  |  May 20, 2009 at 7:11 pm

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